The Hungarian government is taking up a notch its anti-George Soros harassment campaign, preparing documents that allege conspiracy-style that the Holocaust survivor and billionaire is planning to inundate Europe with Third World refugees.
“The goal of the Soros plan is to diminish the importance of the language and culture of European countries in order to make the integration of illegal immigrants happen sooner,” alleges the document, which will be sent to all Hungarian citizens, and was prepared by the country’s far-right government.
The government has also called Soros’ plea for European countries to take some refugees from Syria and other conflict zones “the Soros plan” and intimated that his wealth gives him secret means to work his will on European publics.
Soros, who made his fortune in currency trading, has figured in the far-right imagination as a villainous figure, with many in Europe objecting to his Open Society Foundation’s efforts to promote liberalism and migrant rights.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.